Did you know that I am a grandmother of twelve grandkids with our 13th on the way this summer? I am actually a very young grandma, but just the word grandma, can make me feel a bit old. In fact, with my new title it has been tempting to fall into “I’m too old” thinking. This is an actual thing… and very normal for people of all ages. But for those of us that are over 40, it gets a bit louder in our head every year.
Do you struggle with thoughts that you are too old? Or do you have thoughts that it’s too late to pursue your dreams? Especially your creative dreams? If so, then maybe hearing a few stories of other’s accomplishments once they were over the hill might encourage you.
At 40, Vera Wang designed her first dress .
At 42, Alan Rickman gave up his graphic design career to pursue acting.
At 49, Julia Child published her book, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."
At 52, Morgan Freeman landed his first MAJOR movie role.
At 55, Pablo Picasso completed his masterpiece, “Guernica.”
At 62, J.R.R. Tolkien published the first volume of his fantasy series, "Lord of the Rings."
At 75, cancer survivor Barbara Hillary became one of the oldest people, and the first black woman, to reach the North Pole.
At 76, Grandma Moses began her painting career.
At 77, John Glenn became the oldest person to go into space.
At 89, Arthur Rubinstein performed one of his greatest recitals in Carnegie Hall.
At 95, Nola Ochs became the oldest person to receive a college diploma.
At 98, Beatrice Wood, a ceramist, exhibited her latest work.
As you can see see, many people started pursuing new dreams after they hit 40, and well beyond. If you are plagued by "I’m too old" or "It’s too late" thoughts, then maybe we should talk. In fact, if you are over thirty years old ( young in my book ) and would like to have a free session to talk about creating your passionate dream life, then let’s talk. I am an artist development coach and manager and have supported many artists of all genre’s to go after their dreams. It’s my calling to help you reach your calling, so call me!